Chris Combs is an artist working with technology in Washington, D.C.

About Chris

Chris Combs's artworks respond to pressing themes of surveillance, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic failure—and to the viewer, using facial recognition and motion sensing.

He employs a wide range of practices to create circuit boards, software, and enclosures for interactive and time-based wood, metal, and found-object sculptures, which both embrace and question technology.

The Next Big Thing, 2024. Photograph by Vivian Marie Doering

The Next Big Thing, 2024. Photograph by Vivian Marie Doering

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The 10x Engineer

Art Machines | 01 Jul 2024

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The Next Big Thing

Art Machines | 17 Apr 2024

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Allegheny Data Company

Art Machines | 16 Dec 2023

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Beeswax/Bits

Art Machines | 16 Dec 2023

Upcoming show Available

Cotyledon (Transmission VI)

Art Machines | 16 Dec 2023

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Flux (Deprecated)

Art Machines | 16 Dec 2023

On display Available

Shut This Door (After Vance)

Art | 16 Dec 2023

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POET.EXE

Art Machines | 07 Sep 2023

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An Hour with ELIZA

Art | 07 Jul 2023

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Cryptid Currencies

Art | 07 Jul 2023

Upcoming show Available

MacAffy’s Anti-Viral "Revigorator"

Art Machines | 07 Jul 2023

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Pollination

Art Machines | 07 Jul 2023

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Targeting

Art Machines | 07 Jul 2023

On display Available

Booleans (Flanders Bay)

Art Machines | 28 Jun 2023

On display Available

Reinvention Garage

Art Machines | 01 Jun 2023

Daybreak

Art Machines | 09 May 2023

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S(p)lash

Art Machines | 09 May 2023

On display Available

Backdriven (Driven Back)

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

Upcoming show Available

Birdsight (Develop/Validate/Acquire)

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Black Box

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Enigma #QAL

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Honeypot

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

Upcoming show Available

Margins (JTNP)

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

On display Available

Shy Light

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

Upcoming show Available

Sync/Desync MARL-3

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Takes

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

On display Available

This Machine Hates Kids

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Uncontrollable Light

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Vaporware

Art Machines | 13 Apr 2023

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Cluster

Art Machines | 25 Feb 2023

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Hammond BIVALVE

Art Machines | 13 Oct 2022

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Hammond COCOON

Art Machines | 13 Oct 2022

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Hammond GEODE

Art Machines | 13 Oct 2022

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Rootball INSPECTION

Art Machines | 13 Oct 2022

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Rootball INTROSPECTION

Art Machines | 13 Oct 2022

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Demon Core

Art Machines | 24 Aug 2022

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Plans

Art Machines | 24 Aug 2022

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Data Chains

Art | 09 Jul 2022

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Feedback Loop

Art Machines | 09 Jul 2022

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Illegal in Illinois

Art Machines | 09 Jul 2022

Morale is Mandatory (Algorithm Livery)

Art Machines | 09 Jul 2022

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Print/Shred

Art Machines | 09 Jul 2022

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Probing DALL-E Mini

Art | 09 Jul 2022

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Probing GauGAN2

Art | 09 Jul 2022

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Probing ImageNet

Art | 09 Jul 2022

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Snap Judgment

Art Machines | 09 Jul 2022

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F2G (Spoon Theory)

Art Machines | 01 Jun 2022

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Lepidopterism

Art Machines | 05 May 2022

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Stump/Sandia

Art Machines | 28 Apr 2022

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Blurred Words

Art Machines | 20 Mar 2022

Upcoming show Available

Forces

Art Machines | 20 Mar 2022

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Alight

Art Machines | 15 Feb 2022

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Clear-Cut

Art Machines | 20 Jan 2022

Upcoming show Available

Bulkhead

Art Machines | 03 Dec 2021

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65 Failures

Art Machines | 18 Nov 2021

Upcoming show Available

Sync/Desync Micro

Art Machines | 06 Nov 2021

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Sync/Desync R/G/B Micro

Art Machines | 06 Nov 2021

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DataWorld 2021: booth 313, Maelstrom Networks, Inc.

Art Machines | 25 Sep 2021

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Bayering

Art Machines | 03 Sep 2021

On display Available

One-to-Many

Art Machines | 03 Sep 2021

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Orchestration (Beeswax)

Art Machines | 03 Sep 2021

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Subset

Art Machines | 03 Sep 2021

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16 Bits (9:06:08) I

Art Machines | 15 Jun 2021

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Sync/Desync I

Art Machines | 15 Jun 2021

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Madness Method

Art Machines | 09 Apr 2021

Maelstrom

Art Machines | 16 Jan 2021

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Iteration (Transmission IV)

Art Machines | 03 Oct 2020

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Gateway (Transmission III)

Art Machines | 02 Oct 2020

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Side Guide Control

Art Machines | 02 Oct 2020

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Resolution (Transmission II)

Art Machines | 01 Oct 2020

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16 Bits (9:06:08) Micro-A

Art Machines | 07 Aug 2020

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16 Bits (9:06:08) Micro-B

Art Machines | 07 Aug 2020

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8 Bits (2:08) Micro-B

Art Machines | 07 Aug 2020

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Closely Held

Online Art | 27 Jun 2020

On display

Loopback (Transmission I)

Art Machines | 28 May 2020

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Morale is Mandatory

Art Machines | 01 Apr 2020

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Point of Sale

Art Machines | 01 Apr 2020

On display Available

Thermoelectric Candle I

Art Machines | 01 Apr 2020

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Road Ahead

Art Machines | 29 Dec 2019

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Impressions

Art Machines | 28 Dec 2019

On display Available

Rxsqtta-Stzne

Art Machines | 10 Oct 2019

On display Available

Naked Mueller

Art Machines | 25 Jul 2019

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Campfire

Art Machines | 01 Jul 2019

On display Available

Publish/Perish

Art Machines | 02 Apr 2019

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Fireflies

Art Machines | 04 Nov 2018

The Heart Says...

Art Machines | 07 Jul 2018

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I see you there.

Art Machine | 26 Apr 2018

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Two Minutes Hate

Art Machines | 26 Apr 2018

Feeling Lucky

Art Machines | 25 Apr 2018

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Eyes

Art Machines | 22 Apr 2018

Extraction Potential

Art Machines | 20 Apr 2018

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Our Time Together II

Art Machines | 20 Apr 2018

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Bureautron

Art Machines | 25 Mar 2018

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Wave/Wave

Art Machines | 15 Mar 2018

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Security Theater?

Art Machines | 15 Feb 2018

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Just Helping

Art Machines | 10 Jan 2018

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Digital Daguerreotype

Art Machines | 24 Jul 2017

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ZIP/ZCTA Deaccessioning Console

Art Machines | 27 Feb 2017

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Markov Radio

Art Machines | 19 Jan 2017

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